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David Frum Joins The Atlantic

david frum GDavid Frum, a veteran political commentator and author of eight books, is joining The Atlantic as a senior editor. Frum has most recently been a contributor to CNN and The Daily Beast, but this marks a return to full-time journalism for him.

Frum has worked for the editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal and Forbes. He served as a special assistant and speech writer for President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002, and was a senior foreign policy advisor for Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign.

“David is a gutsy, heterodox thinker and a lovely writer—the very definition of the sort of contributor who has distinguished The Atlantic all these years,” said The Atlantic’s editor-in-chief, James Bennet, in a statement. “I look forward to his bracing work appearing across all our platforms.”

Frum begins March 31.

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Al Jazeera Calls for Global Support of Detained Staff (Al Jazeera America)
Al Jazeera called for a Global Day of Action Thursday to demand the immediate release of four of its journalists who have been locked up in Egypt’s prisons for months. People in more than 30 cities expressed their solidarity and support, with public events taking place in Sydney, Manila, Islamabad, Doha, Amman, Nairobi, Ankara, Berlin, London, Rio, Montreal, Washington and San Francisco. NBC News Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed, all journalists from the Qatar-based network, were detained on Dec. 29, 2013, and accused of spreading false news and belonging to a terrorist group. They were scheduled to stand trial on Feb. 21, but the trial was adjourned until March 5. Abdullah Al Shamy was also detained more than six months ago without charge and has been on a hunger strike since Jan. 23. The group had been reporting on the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist organization that took power in the Egypt elections following protests in 2011 but was banned after a violent crackdown. Mashable Al Jazeera staff in newsrooms across the world sent support for the journalists Thursday. The organization encouraged people to include the hashtag #FreeAJStaff in tweets. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media A vigil for the imprisoned journalists was held Thursday afternoon at the Newseum in Washington. Other demonstrations included a plane with a sign flying over Rio de Janeiro with the hashtag. TVNewser Al Jazeera America collected images from demonstrations around the world and posted them to a live blog. Many media outlets around the world have also joined the cause, which has increasingly gained momentum: Last week, an international group of television executives called for the journalists’ release. The protests also gained coverage on other networks: On CBS This Morning Thursday, correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reported from London, where protestors in Trafalgar Square released black balloons into the sky as part of the demonstration.

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Scott Havens Departs The Atlantic for Time Inc.

Scott Havens, president of The Atlantic, is leaving to join Time Inc. as senior vice president of digital. Havens had been with The Atlantic since 2009; he was named president of the magazine in 2012.

In memo to staffers, Atlantic Media’s CEO David Bradley said that the move came as a surprise, but Havens was more than qualified to take on the Time Inc. role. “He [Havens] is a remarkable media talent and a deeply fine man,” wrote Bradley. “Further, he leaves The Atlantic in what we believe to be, at least financially, the publication’s high water mark in 157 years… Scott is a gifted man, cut from that very cloth Henry Luce intended for his legendary organization.”

Todd Larsen, Time Inc’s executive VP, agreed with Bradley’s sentiment. Larsen proclaimed that Havens was the “ideal executive for this role” in a note to Time Inc. staffers.

Havens starts at Time Inc. on March 31.

You can read both Bradley and Larsen’s full notes below.

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Revolving Door: Hearst Magazines Names VPs, Atlantic Adds to Event Team

Some revolving door news today: Hearst Magazines has appointed two new vice presidents, and The Atlantic has added to its AtlanticLive team. Details are below.

  • Hearst has named Eliot Kaplan and Ellen Payne vice presidents of Hearst Magazines. Kaplan has been with Hearst since 1999, most recently serving as executive director of talent acquisition. Payne has been with Hearst since 1997, most recently serving as director of editorial operations.
  • Lauren Evans is joining The Atlantic’s AtlanticLIVE event team as associate director of business development. Evans comes to the Atlantic from

    The Wall Street Journal, where she had been for the past six years.

The Atlantic Adds to Communications Team

The Atlantic has named Anna Bross senior director of communications. Bross comes to The Atlantic from NPR, where she served as director of media relations. Bross had been with NPR since 2007.

“I am delighted to welcome Anna to our growing Atlantic family,” said The Atlantic’s president, M. Scott Havens, in a statement. “Anna not only brings a deep expertise in communications strategy, but also a clear understanding of news across all media platforms, and a true spirit of collaboration.”

Bross begins on February 20. She will report to Emily Lenzner, Atlantic Media’s VP of global communications.

Andrew Golis Named General Manager of The Atlantic’s ‘The Wire’

Andrew Golis has been named general manager of The Wire (The Atlantic’s website, not the iconic TV show). Golis has been with The Atlantic since last year, when he joined as entrepreneur-in-residence. Golis’ role is a newly created position.

“In just six months as The Atlantic’s entrepreneur in residence, Andrew has provided key strategic guidance to our Editorial and Digital Strategy teams, advising on our expanding video and paid-content initiatives, as well as several forthcoming new ventures,” wrote The Atlantic’s president, M. Scott Havens, in a memo.

Golis is succeeding Gabriel Snyder, who is leaving The Atlantic.

Havens’ full note can be found below.

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Cover Battle: 2013 Cover of The Year Poll

You had to know you wouldn’t be escaping 2013 without one final award. As you know from FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle, we’re big fans of magazine covers. Below are some of our favorites from the past year.

We know you’re doing the least amount of work possible before the holiday break (no, ordering a DVD of Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style doesn’t count as work). Why not take a minute to vote for your favorite? Just in case you were wondering, The Atlantic won last year’s contest.

The Cover of The Year winner will be announced next Monday, December 30.

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Sam Rosen Named The Atlantic’s VP of Marketing

The AtlanticThe Atlantic has named Sam Rosen as vice president of marketing. Rosen comes to The Atlantic from DigitasLBi, a marketing agency. His most recent role there was VP and director of social content. Prior to his time at DigitasLBI, Rosen founded Evolution.is, an advertising and branding company.

“Sam is one of the more accomplished marketing talents in the business,” said Hayley Romer, VP and publisher of The Atlantic, in a statement. “An early innovator in the development of branded content, he’s a leader in the field. His experience, plus his creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and love of The Atlantic brand make him an invaluable addition to our team.”

Rosen’s appointment is effective immediately.

 

The Atlantic Wire Rebrands as ‘The Wire’

Atlantic-Wire-Logo-1-31The Atlantic Wire, the news site from The Atlantic, has rebranded itself as simply The Wire; a completely unique name. We can’t think of anything similar. When the FishbowlNY editors think of The Wire, our minds are completely blank. We do not imagine an iconic TV show that made rich people scared to visit Baltimore.

Why did The Atlantic Wire change its name? According to Gabriel Snyder, the site’s editor, it had something to do with news.

“News is undergoing a radical transformation in the social era,” said Snyder, in a statement. ”The news is still the news, but how news breaks and the number of places it breaks has increased exponentially. The Wire is your trusted source to help you keep up.” Well said. Also, news. News and news.

Along with the site change (new url, too: thewire.com) there is one staffing shift to report. David Minkin, The Atlantic‘s associate publisher of sales strategy and operations, will also be The Wire’s head of sales and marketing.

In related news, starting next week FishbowlNY will be known as Remington Steele.

Peter Beinart Leaves Daily Beast for Atlantic Media

Peter Beinart is leaving The Daily Beast for Atlantic Media, where he’ll serve as a contributing editor. His work will appear in The Atlantic, TheAtlantic.com and National Journal. He’ll also participate in Atlantic Live and National Journal Live events.

Beinart served as a senior political writer and editor of the Daily Beast’s Open Zion blog. He is an associate professor of journalism and political science at CUNY and a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Financial Times.

Beinart will join Atlantic Media in January 2014.

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